The COVID-19 pandemic has set big question marks about the future of almost every TV series you can think about, and the third season of Harley Quinn isn’t any exclusion. The irreverent animated series that premiered on the DC Universe streaming agency in 2019 also had to compete with all the information that DC Universe could be rebranding and transitioning away from flowing entirely. And of course, that season 2’s finale felt as though it might have been supposed as a string conclusion — with fans Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy speeding from Jim Gordon and the Gotham PD in a scene which felt lifted right from 1991’s Thelma & Louise.
Thankfully, in addition to most of DC Universe’s original content, Harley Quinn weathered the storm. Back in September 2020, it was verified that Gotham’s worst clown-faced woman would be returning for the third time.
But just what does that mean? When will we be able to once again listen to Harley, Ivy, their friends — and nearly everybody in Gotham — use far more swear words than we’re most likely to hear come from them in any other media? Who is coming back and will any of the other heroes or villains of DC’s mythos be introduced in Harley Quinn’s distinctly derisive point-of-view? We are going to tell you all of the trustworthy news about the upcoming year up to now.
When can we anticipate Harley and her gang reuniting?
It’s impossible to nail down an exact release date for Harley Quinn’s third season now. No release date has been announced so far and pandemic concerns have thrown out all the rule books. However, per Deadline’s September 2020 meeting using co-showrunners Patrick Schumacker and Justin Halpern, you should not expect to see Harley, Ivy, and the remainder of the gang in new stories until the end of 2021 at the absolute earliest.
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The show’s cast and crew have an easier job now around in a minimum of one sense. Schumacker told Deadline,”[W]e’re not doing two seasons back to back as we did. That’ll give us relief, in the sense that there is not quite as large of a load.” Regardless, Schumacker predicted the potential of an overdue 2021 season 3 premiere”an optimistic guess.”
Schumacker also seemed cautiously hopeful that the pandemic wouldn’t have too detrimental of an effect on the production: “For me, it is about interaction with the celebrities, right? Like, can you go to a recording studio? Can you sit across from them, together with all the glass in between you? Is everybody comfortable enough to be in a position to do that?” Schumacker said it is those sorts of significant interactions which could suffer if the pandemic doesn’t allow for restrictions to be eased, but that he was confident he’d”have sufficient lead time to work that stuff out.”
What voices can we expect to hear in Harley Quinn’s third season?
As far as what voice talent will or will not go back for season 3 of Harley Quinn, there haven’t been any solid reports of almost any cast members either way. So for now we can only assume we’ll once again be hearing the series mainstays such as Kaley Cuoco as the titular antihero Harley Quinn, Lake Bell as Poison Ivy, Alan Tudyk as the thespian wanna-be Clayface, Ron Funches as the astonishingly civil King Shark, J.B. Smoove as Frank the Plant, Jason Alexander as Sy Borgman, along with Christopher Meloni as the single most self-destructive version of Commissioner James Gordon from the background of DC media.